The US Academy of Management annual conference this year featured three separate events involving KITE members. The first was a very successful two-day stream ‘Critical Perspectives on the Third Sector’, one of six streams in the Critical Management Studies Workshops, a biennial pre-conference event organised by the Critical Management Studies Division of the AOM. Co-ordinated by Richard Hull, Jane Gibbon, Kasia Zdunczyk and Fiona Whitehurst, the stream comprised ten papers with a truly international flavour, with case studies from seven different nations. The group of 13 co-authors spent the two days intensely comparing and contrasting the various themes and issues; negotiations have already started with a publisher for an edited book.
In the second event Richard Hull was one of three invited speakers at the annual CMS session ‘Contributions To Practice’. Interestingly and totally coincidentally one of the other two invited speakers, Ana-Maria Peredo, had also been involved in the earlier workshop, illustrating the growing CMS research interest in the Third Sector. That interest is confirmed with a forthcoming stream, also co-convened by Richard, at next year’s CMS conference in Naples, Italy on ‘Shaping the Spaces Between State and Market’ (see below). Finally, Richard presented his second paper on the Third Sector to a CMS Roundtable Paper session, discussing his study of a rural broadband co-operative.
Cal for Papers, CMS7, Naples, Italy, July 11-13, 2011
published on: 16th August 2010